Film review: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Film review: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

A blisteringly dark comedy from writer-director Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is fueled by the righteous anger that burns within Frances McDormand's incredible lead performance.

 

Film review: 'Justice League'

Meant to be the culmination of DC's film universe so far, "Justice League" has had a bumpy journey to the screen. A personal tragedy forced director Zack Snyder to step away from the film in its final stages, leading to Joss Whedon being brought in to usher the film across the finish line.

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Film review: 'Wonderstruck'

Todd Haynes isn't a director typically associated with the family film genre, but he does well with "Wonderstruck," bringing the same eye for impeccable period detail that made films like "Carol" and "Far From Heaven" such sumptuous pleasures. "Wonderstruck" contains two separate storylines told through two distinct styles.

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Film review: 'Lady Bird'

Movie audiences have recently gotten a number of great coming-of-age stories, and now "Lady Bird" takes a place at the top of that heap, delivering an unfailingly honest, hilarious, and warm-hearted depiction of growing up in California in the early aughts. Making her solo directing debut, actor Greta Gerwig tells the story of Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a Catholic high school senior in Sacramento, circa-2002.

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Film review: 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Director Kenneth Branagh attempts to reinvigorate the splashy, old-fashioned whodunit with "Murder on the Orient Express," the latest adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel (Sidney Lumet's 1974 version, starring Albert Finney, being the most famous). Branagh has crafted a lush, solidly made film, though it doesn't otherwise do much to distinguish itself.

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Film review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

Director Yorgos Lanthimos specializes in dark and demented tales that delight in dismantling the rules and norms serving as the basis for civilized society. His previous work and one of last year's best films, "The Lobster," upended and satirized the idea of romantic relationships.

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Eastman Museum highlights 'Stories of Indian Cinema'

Adam previews "Stories of Indian Cinema" and the related exhibits at Eastman Museum, and some upcoming one-off screenings and events at The Little, VSW, and Downtown Presbyterian.

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Film review: 'Thor: Ragnarok'

It has taken three movies to get here, but Marvel has fully embraced the transformation of Thor into a genuine comedy star. There's always been a sly sense of humor to the studio's stories centered around the Norse thunder god, even in Kenneth Branagh's more operatic first outing.

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Filmmaker Signe Taylor hopes change is in the air

The documentarian talks about her film "It's Criminal" and a change in conversation about women in the film industry

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Cady McClain wants women to see themselves in film

The High Falls Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, celebrating its 16th year of spotlighting women in film.

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Preview: Polish Film Festival 2017

Now in its 20th year of celebrating Polish culture in its many forms, the Rochester Polish Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday, November 7, and continues through Sunday, November 12. Things get started with its opening night film, "Afterimage," showing at the Dryden Theatre, and the party keeps going at The Little Theatre for the remainder of the festivities.

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